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‘We need to learn to live in the past’: Brazilian migrants face deportation



More than a million Brazilian migrants have crossed the Mediterranean to Italy in the last few years, often arriving in overcrowded boats or by boat with the help of smugglers.

The majority are poor, often from the rural south-eastern state of Para, whose population is almost completely rural.

The migrants, mostly women and children, are fleeing poverty and hunger in sub-Saharan Africa and Europe, and the economic crisis that has swept the region since the global financial crisis in 2008.

More than 1.4 million have reached Europe so far this year, the UN refugee agency said in a statement.

Many of the migrants are fleeing economic hardship, lack of employment, conflict and discrimination.

Many arrive by land from Libya, Algeria, Niger, Sudan, Egypt, Turkey, Morocco, Tunisia, Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Turkey, the UNHCR said.

The International Organization for Migration estimates the majority of migrants who arrive in Europe by boat to Europe are in dire need of humanitarian assistance.

Some people are forced to work as migrant farm labourers, according to a recent UNHCR report.

“Migrants are forced by a society in which they are considered to be second-class citizens, and we have to find a way to make them better citizens,” said Ana Marcelino, the director of the UN agency’s office in Brazil.

“There is a lack of trust in the authorities, a lack (of) respect for the rules and the rules are being violated.”

She said the UNHCR is working to build a network of migrant shelters in Brazil and other European countries, and is also providing support to migrant families in need.

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